Obtaining, Evaluating & Communicating Activity #1: Using Primary Source Material


Using the model of instruction shown in the Literacy in Physics: Reading a Primary Source video from TeachingChannel.org, provide learners one of the following primary source articles:

Introduce learners to the article. Lead a discussion about the differences between primary and secondary/tertiary sources. Ask learners to read/skim the article and identify 5-10 vocabulary words they are not familiar with and define the words for themselves. Ask learners to identify the problem presented in the article, the steps undertaken to understand the problem and the conclusion. Encourage learners to ask additional questions. Invite learners into a discussion about the article.

Related Crosscutting Concepts:

Related Disciplinary Core Ideas:

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